Treatments -Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant
mauwong 9/9/2005 7:52:00 PM
I highly recommend the BHA lotion. It's not a miracle product, but the BHA lotion has done more to improve the texture of my skin than any other products. Using this with benzoyl peroxide, my acne has cleared and the black heads has reduced. I've also tried the 2% BHA liquid which surprisingly irritated my skin (itsy and red).
Treatments -Paula's Choice - RESIST Remarkable Skin Lightening Lotion with 7% AHA
mauwong 4/21/2005 11:11:00 PM
Disappointed. I don't think I used it long enough though since I can't stand the smell. I'm exchanging it for the Clearly Remarkable Skin Lightening Gel. Hopefully, the gel (2% hydroquinoe/2%BHA) will work better.
Treatments -Paula's Choice - Extra Strength Blemish Fighting Solution
mauwong 3/31/2005 12:05:00 AM
When I ran out of my usual Benzoyl Peroxide 5% (manufactured for Kaiser Permanente), I ordered PC Extra Strength. Cost-wise Kaiser's BP is much less expensive especially with PC's shipping cost. The effectiveness of the product, I'll say about the same. However, I like PC's texture better. It is very light. Update - 05/28/2006: PC doubled the price for this product. The same price for half the content. Down one Lippie.
Aspirin mask is very good for drying up acne. I can't believe my skin is so soft. I didn't find the toner as effective though. Maybe the aspirin mask also provides exfoliation. Like one previous comment, I do wonder why the aspirin needs to be crushed since it melts immediately with water. Could it be the coating although the aspirin I used did say it was coated too? I used Walgreen brand aspirin.
I've tried Cliniques 3-step before in college and found it drying and broke me out big time. The DHC samples given out near my work include the Olive sets. Tried it to pass away time and love what it does to my skin (all soft and cleared out my stress related acne). However, I only bought the Deep Cleansing Oil. I currently just can't justify buying a plain olive oil no matter how pure for $38 (lower if buying the set). Sweet Oil (Olive) from Rite-Aid seems to work as well. Also, I still have a full toner (Nivea Moisturizing Toner) and other cleanser. I may consider buying the whole set when I receive my bonus and run out of what I'm using now. Update: Has stop using the Deep Cleansing Oil. Acne came back with a vengeance.
Eye Shadow -Almay - Bright Eyes Color Cream shadow
mauwong 5/22/2004 10:19:00 AM
I love this product because it doesn't crease as much as my other eye shadow. I have a very oily eyelid. I gave this a 4 only because I hate the packaging. The tube's markings were peeling and the cream formed a glob on the top. I'm still sticking with it because it makes my eyes look really bright instead of sleepy.